Your mission, Friends and Family, should you choose to accept it, involves helping Steve Brooker and Hope Bradley accomplish their goal of completing the Burning River 100 Mile endurance race within thirty hours. We need willing “special agent volunteers” to help us complete “Mission Possible” on Saturday, July 30th – Sunday, July 31st. This email contains the pertinent details you’ll need to accept or decline this special assignment.
Saturday, July 30th at 5:00 a.m. at Squires Castle in North Chagrin Reservation-Cleveland Metro Parks (Chagrin River Road)
Event Details/Course Details
The Burning River Endurance Run is a 100 mile trail run through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Metroparks, Buckeye Trail, and Summit County Metroparks. There are 20 aid stations along the course (approximately every 5 miles). The aid stations have food, hydration, and first aid. These aid stations are sponsored by the race, but each runner is encouraged to have their own crew to help them during the race….this is where YOU can help!
Team Brooker & Bradley Goal
Steve and I have made a commitment to run this race together from start to finish. This is a risky move because during an ultra our bodies can do some “interesting” things. If one person is feeling good and the other person feels bad you are always at the mercy of the person struggling. Regardless, we don’t care! Our intent is not to be competitive or fast. Our objective is to accomplish a goal and go on a journey. Our motto is, “Tough times don’t last…tough people do!”
We are allowed to have a pacer from miles 50-100. Lindsey Brokaw is an experienced ultra runner from southern Ohio. She has graciously volunteered to pace us the last 50 miles of the race. Thank you, Lindsey!!
I want to volunteer, but what am I expected to do?
- Make sure we eat, drink, and cool-down while at the aid stations.
- Help us with any gear (socks, clothing, BodyGlide, etc.) we may need.
- Get the items we request out of our supply bags (already packed and brought by Brian).
- Just take care of us. We will be too tired to take care of ourselves.
- If we are craving a certain food/drink item that we don’t have packed some volunteers may be asked to run an errand and get the supplies (money will be provided to cover the cost).
- Smile and be kind to us.
- Understand we may not always be chipper, feel well, or look healthy.
- NEVER tell us it is okay to quit…NEVER!
Send Hope (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve (email@example.com) a confirmation email by Monday, June 27th.
Please indicate the three hour time block (listed below) you are willing to work and provide your CELL PHONE NUMBER. If you don’t have a preference simply let us know how many hours you will donate and we will assign you a time slot.
Saturday, July 30th
5:00 am-8:00 am (Brian Evans/Connie Bradley)
8:00 am-11 am
2:00 pm-5:00 pm
5:00 pm-8:00 pm
8:00 pm-11:00 pm
11:00 pm- 2:00 am (Sunday, July 31st)
Sunday, July 31st
2:00 am-5:00 am
5:00 am-8:00 am
I’ve volunteered….now what?
For more information about the event and photos from previous years visit:
Inspirational Video of a Burning River 2010 Participant
Excellent Example of how a crew helped a runner finish the Burning River 100 in 2010:
Thank you for your support. We couldn’t accomplish this goal without you!
Run for fun,